Tenant rights group Tenants PAC is lashing out at the Real Estate Board of New York for its role in supporting favored political candidates through the independent expenditures of political action committee Jobs for New York.
The group has pledged not to endorse any candidates benefiting from the expenditures – unless the candidates agree to Read More
How Things Fall Off the Backs of Trucks
Gary LaBarbara has an axe to grind with developers at City Point before they dig any deeper into Downtown Brooklyn.
In a move that could exacerbate friction that’s already occurring at the community level, the president of the Building & Construction Trades Council of New York thrashed the builders of the development project, claiming that they are “failing” to meet the needs of the community by instead catering to private interests.
“City Point is receiving vast amounts of public subsidies ranging from tax exempt bond financing to property tax abatements,” Mr. LaBarbera wrote in an op-ed that appeared in Real Estate Weekly yesterday. “But on a score central to responsible economic development for everyday New Yorkers — creating good jobs that strengthen local communities — City Point is failing.”
If it weren’t for Tom Robbins, New York press coverage of unions—and union corruption—would be virtually nonexistent.
In this week’s Voice, he charts the rise and fall of Michael Forde, the former head of the New York City District Council of Carpenters who last week confessed to an at least 16-year history of taking Read More